Let us be honest, besides your kitchen, the laundry room is probably one of the most used rooms in your home. We spend more time in there than we would like, but now, homeowners are embracing the laundry room and making this space multi-functional yet stylish.
Maximize Your Storage Space
Your laundry room could be a great place to add additional storage to your home. If your space allows, our designer Holly Stevens recommends maximizing the number of cabinets you add to this room. If you have a front-loading washer and dryer, you can add upper cabinets above them, plus utilize them as counter space. You could also add cabinetry to the walls beside the washer and dryer. Making use of taller pantry style cabinets is a great way to hide your cleaning supplies such as a broom or vacuum, and smaller base cabinets can hold small items such as shoes and cleaning products.
Make the Space Multi-Functional
More and more, we are hearing homeowners say they would like to make the laundry room more than just a space where their family dumps dirty clothes. Consider a craft room. Add a small desk unit and cabinets to hold all your crafting needs! And, depending on the size of your laundry room, it would also serve as a small office, or in 2020, a classroom 😊
We always try to design spaces that can serve as your family’s command center; maximizing the area forstorage of shoes, backpacks, athletic equipment, and items your family uses on a daily basis.
Details, Details, Details
Just because your laundry room is a more utilitarian space than some of the other rooms in the home, does not mean it cannot be stylish! Take the opportunity to choose a fun, painted cabinet finish. Or add moldings to the cabinets to elevate the appearance and style of the room. You can also select a fun back splash or counter top – something pattern and color – to spice up the space. You can have fun with this room and even take a couple chances you would not consider in other areas of your home!
If you’re planning a new laundry room or considering an update to your current one, call Home Building Supply Co and let our expert designer provide you some advice and tips to create a space that’s justright for you and your family!
As many of us continue to work from home during the lockdown, we find ourselves continuing to look for design and decorating trends that customers are still seeking during these crazy times. Well we found it; a trend sure to be key in kitchens designs throughout eastern NC – the wood kitchen island. The kitchen island, a place for families to gather, became a ‘must have’ over the past 10 years, and that continues to be solidified with the dominating trend of the wooden kitchen island!
Wood kitchen islands are not revolutionary. As a matter of fact, we believe they feel more traditional and classic, with polished finishes feeling appropriate in contemporary kitchens. Yet it is a mixture of stylish man-made finishes, along with natural stone and comfy wood, that is trending in homes today. This is why wooden kitchen islands sit in the heart of some of the best kitchens today.
As we noted, the idea of a wood island in a modern kitchen is not unique and it certainly doesn’t feel out of place. Over the past few years, chic and stylish wood islands have become commonplace. Instead of using bright colors, the large central piece covered in wood offers the textural and visual contrast customers are craving. Using a shade and finish of wood that matches kitchen cabinets really does give a kitchen more visual appeal. And, when wooden islands are paired with refined stone or Corian countertops it creates a lasting and stylish island in the heart of your home.
When choosing a wood island for your new kitchen, or that much-needed renovation, we suggest you look beyond the sheer aesthetics. Wooden islands come in as many shapes and sizes as they do finishes. Some offer everything you need with multiple cabinets, drawers, and shelves to easily hide all your kitchenware. Others offer a more open design with few shelves, and just a little space under the counter to tuck away your bar stools.
The wooden island style you choose will depend on your needs and the space available in your kitchen. If you are designing a new kitchen, or considering a renovation, call us. At Home Building Supply Co., our kitchen designer, Holly Stevens, will be sure to help you design the kitchen of your dreams, partnered with a wood kitchen island that fits your style and your kitchen’s space.
Over the last five months, many of us have found ourselves with more time on our hands – that means more time to deep clean, clean out, and organize. To help with your cleaning and organizing, we want to share some of our favorite custom cabinet solutions to organize your kitchen! Check out our top 5 picks; and contact Holly Stevens to see how she can help you can incorporate these beauties into your own home!
Spice up your kitchen!
If you are an enthusiastic cook who loves entertaining family and friends, we suggest adding customized spice racks beside your stove. These beauties will make it easy to grab just the right spice, while keeping your cook area organized and as picture-perfect as a Pinterest post!
We cannot put enough emphasis on the versatility of deep drawers. They are perfect for pots and pans; plates, cups, and glasses; and just about anything else you have in your kitchen! Plus, deep drawers make it easy on future clean outs by keeping your cabinets organized year-round.
Double-trash pull outs, a must!
If you are designing a kitchen on a limited budget, the one thing we suggest you DO NOT forgo are double-trash cabinets. Built-in frames keep your trash bins concealed and out of the way, making these a gamechanger to eliminating kitchen clutter. They keep your kitchen looking tidy and neat and are an easy way to help you recycle – making going green more convenient than ever!
Can you say tall Cabinets?
Functioning like a linen closet, tall cabinets are perfect for both the kitchen and bath. In the kitchen, tall cabinets can function as a supply closet for brooms, towels, and cleaning supplies. And in the bath, they are perfect for extra bath towels, linens, and toiletries. A tall closet is the perfect way to start any cleaning and organization project.
And last, but surely not least, the hardworking Lazy Susan!
She is the queen of the kitchen, working hard so you don’t have to. A Lazy Susan is a MUST, as it puts everything within your reach. The one-of-a-kind swivel motion makes them perfect for hard to reach, but even harder to organize, corner cabinets. They swivel at angles ranging from 90 to 360-degrees, making sure you can easily access everything in your cabinets.
Let us help you clean out and organize your kitchen with one or more of these cabinet solutions for your new or remodeled kitchen. Give our kitchen and bath designer Holly Stevens a call today!